The beat goes on …


I’ve been meaning to do this for a long time and am finally taking the plunge. Why on a day when I am nothing short of completely sleep deprived have I served this task on my plate? I don’t know … I’m sure it has something to do with procrastination. I have a mountain of housework facing me and not an iota of physical energy (or inclination) to get to it. Our dear sweet baby boy has decided to put me to the test to see what I’m made of. 13 nights with me getting sleep in two-hour (max) blocks makes for a slap-happy and exceptionally beat mother. But, the beat goes on …

My goal with this blog is to chronicle some of the humor and challenges of raising children, schooling, living and growing in these times as a Catholic mother (and family) in this amazing, beautiful and often overwhelming God-created world. Exhaustion aside, it seemed fitting to do it today on the anniversary of an event that underscores the importance of trying to live a life that’s right with God as we continue our search for faith, hope and love even in the minutia of our busy days.

I was originally going to call this the Post-Consumer Catholic for a multitude of reasons — which I’ll articulate (hopefully) at some time in the future. But instead I name it in honor of my five children here on earth and those five precious little souls who will greet me some day in heaven. That is, if I can do my part while I trudge along here on earth. Lord, increase my faith.

And the apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith.” The Lord replied, “If you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you would say to (this) mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it would obey you.” Luke 17:5-6

6 thoughts on “The beat goes on …

  1. Yay! Can’t wait to read more. 🙂 God bless you for taking this on. I bet it will touch many. You are inspirational. Wishing you the all-nighter (of sleep that is, lol) that you deserve.

  2. I am looking forward to your tid bits of wisdom as well as the humor of raising your children. As moms, it is good to hear from time to time that we are not alone in the daily challenges of parenting. Adding humor and love helps bring joy to situations that otherwise may be stressful. Your words help me in this area. Parenting is harder when we are trying to raise our children with faith and morals in a society that seems to be lacking these. Any wisdom is greatly appreciated.

  3. Perfect venue for your wonderful humor and inspiration. I know everyone will enjoy reading about all the comedy and beauty you see in situations that many of us as moms would find as minor disasters.
    Love You

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